She was a prize-winner at the Columbus International Guitar Competition along with the Great Lakes Guitar Competition, award-winning artist Emma Rush has established herself as one of Canada’s pre-eminent classical guitarists over the past decade. She is known for her innovative style and magnetic stage presence.
She has received three City of Hamilton Arts Awards. Her work has been supported by the Canada for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Hamilton City Enrichment Fund and FACTOR.
Emma recorded an album titled “Canadiana” where she performed her heartfelt tribute to some of the great Canadian songwriters and performers such as Gordon Lightfoot and Stan Rogers. However, one song was omitted, an iconic ballad called “Both Sides Now” written by fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell and she has since released it as a single with her own interpretation in a sensitive and melancholy way.
Dianna was delighted to welcome via ZOOM, classical guitarist Emma Rush. For more information visit emma-rush.com or her social media platforms.
Special thanks to Sandy Graham from Entertainment Music Group (EMG) and Cashbox Canada for making this interview possible.